dltv 207 episode
Run time 39:49Producer pcmagAudio/Visual sound, colorLanguage English
Power Inverters: Use that game console in the car, Budget Notebook Buys and More!
What's new in Episode 207
• This podcast is brought to you by Hitachi
• DL.TV viewer, Ralf, recommends we checkout the free cellphone navigation software at Nav4All. It's free until 2010. The only thing you'll need is a GPS antenna/receiver you can link to you phone.
• DL.TV viewer Steve suggested we take a look at the Garmin's Nuvi 660 before picking up the similar but pricier Nuvi 760 we recommended last show.
• Budget Notebooks: Taking your computing mobile is not as expensive as it use to be. We looked at 2 very affordable and full featured PC notebooks; the Acer Aspire 4710 and the Sony VAIO VGN-NR160. For those looking for something even more portable and open source based check out ASUS's Eee PC 4G.
• Power Inverters are a great way to power household appliances when you're on the road but there are some things to keep mind before you tote all your kitchen gear with. Check out Whistler's FAQ on the matter.
• David Calkins from the Robotics Society of America gives us a report from this year's Wirefly X Prize Cup. If you're spaceflight buff, robot fanatic or just like cool aerospace technology you won't want to miss this.
• Finally we had a question from Reverend Mark about the differences between the original TiVo Series3 HD DVR (digital video recorder) and the newer TiVo HD DVR - a recent TiVo software update has added TiVoToGo to the HD DVRs. Robert agreed with Mark's observation about the price difference between the two DVRs - online pricing for the Series3 is about $550 and the standard HD DVR costs about $250. Compared to the TiVo HD DVR, the Series3 provides slightly more hard drive storage space for recording shows, an OLED front display, and a fully backlit remote control. The Series3 is also the first (and only) DVR to be THX certified that helps insure optimal sound and video quality. Both HD DVRs provide HDMI and component video output, two CableCARD slots for dual-tuning functionality, and integrated over-the-air (OTA) digital tuners. Robert also mentioned that there is a $200 mail-in rebate for new Series3 purchases that is valid through January 26, 2008 making it an even more attractive deal. All TiVo DVRs require activation and a paid subscription to TiVo service in order receive TV programming information and to utilize all features.
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